ACTEC accepts the challenge of providing underprivileged populations with training which meets the same quality criteria we would apply in our countries in the North.
Training for a profession involves both technical and vocational training which combines theory and practice. For the vulnerable populations of countries of the South, training opportunities are often limited or of poor quality.
To ensure the quality of the technical training provided by our partners, ACTEC intervenes and is committed at several different levels:
Infrastructures and equipment
The equipment in the training centres in countries of the South is too often insufficient and/or obsolete. Likewise, the training premises do not enable the students to perform under optimal conditions. ACTEC is highly committed to creating the right conditions for learning to enable people to learn a profession with dignity using all of the equipment required to meet real workplace needs. We invest for the long term: our buildings and equipment are used by several generations of students.
Training for trainers
The interpersonal skills and technical expertise of the training teams must be continuously updated in order to ensure that our beneficiaries receive relevant training. Together with our partners, we constantly develop training programmes for trainers on site or in technical training centres in Europe. We define a training plan for each team, every year, which is then monitored.
The creation of School-Enterprises models
Technical training programmes require a significant amount of practical work and involve high training costs. In order to ensure the sustainability of our programmes, we have developed the innovative School-Enterprise model with several partners: our beneficiaries learn their profession under real production conditions while generating income which ensures the self-sufficiency of the training programme.
Workplace integration assistance programmes
ACTEC’s contribution enables our partners to create or improve Employment Offices to facilitate the integration of trained young people and women in the labour market. We also focus on soft skillstraining programmes required to ensure ongoing employment.